Field Guide: Nomad Botanicals

This producer of beautiful skincare products and essential oils was founded by an ex-Aveda exec and Petaluman. At the heart of this business is a love for handcrafting precious plants into quality products. Find them at or at Robindra Unsworth and Good Grey in Petaluma and Made Local Marketplace in Santa Rosa. 

Field Guide: Sonoma Spice Queen

Wine & Thyme Artisan Sea Salt by this local spice queen is a sweet/savory dry rub on steak and/or many other applications. Her shop in West Petaluma (next door to us) is a must stop for any foodie you need a gift for. Her concoctions surprise and delight. 

Field Guide: Griffo Whiskey Pack

Griffo Stony Point Whiskey and Strongwater Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup

Give the gift of the cocktail, again, with this gift set for making a locally crafted Old Fashioned (although this particular included syrup is from CO). 

Griffo’s Stony Point Whiskey is soft and nutty with a spicy rye finish. 

Field Guide: Monarch Bitters

Inspired by the forgotten cocktails of decades past, Monarch Bitters are handcrafted from organic and wild harvested roots, barks, aromatic herbs and flowers.

All sourced locally from the Sonoma County countryside and bottled by hand in Petaluma, CA. Her new store on Kentucky Street is a showcase of beauty to behold, with deliciously creative with deliciously creative tonics and bitters to spice up your holiday cocktail menu.

Field Guide: FLM Ceramics

Acclaimed ceramicist Forrest Middleton creates handcrafted tile and pottery with a uniquely old world vibe from his Petaluma based studio. His collection of earthy mugs, vases and holiday ornaments make excellent gifts for the design savvy.

Field Guide: Veva Edelson Ceramics

Elegant pinch pots from ceramicist Veva Edelson of V. Ceramics are the perfect vessels for salts and spices. With and oyster-like patina these beautiful handmade bowls remind us of the rugged Sonoma coast.

Field Guide: Acre Coffee Beans

ACRE Coffee is a Sonoma County favorite. Find their fresh roasts in their stores in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Petaluma. Or, go online to

1 lb bags for $16-$18

Field Guide: Local Color

Local Color

In Local Color, designer and educator and Petaluma author Mimi Robinson teaches us not only how to see the colors around us but also how to capture and record them in watercolor. A lovely gift for the artist or art appreciator in your life. Find it at Good Grey in Petaluma or Copperfield’s Books.

Field Guide: Petaluma Coffee Baseball Cap

Baseball Cap

Petaluma Coffee fills the 2nd street corridor in Downtown Petaluma with the wonderfully toasty smell of roasting beans most every afternoon. Support this locally minded business by purchasing a smart hat or mug, and support fair-trade coffee by purchasing their perfectly roasted coffee beans. 


Field Guide: Barely Lit


These amazing all natural, soy wax candles are hand poured by a family-owned business in West Petaluma. They have a lovely variety of scents you will so want to be smelling this winter whether at home or at work.  (We have candles going all winter at Field Sonoma and choose our scents very carefully.)